Monday, October 29, 2007

Sloth Loves Chunk.. and Timbaland?


Am I the only one that hears Sloth from The Goonies when listening to "Apologize" by Timbaland (featuring One Republic) ? There are three notes repeated throughout the song that sound like someone saying "eh" or "hey" 3 times. To me, It sounds eerily like the start of the infamous "Hey you guys!" line uttered by Sloth when he reappears at the end of the film dressed in a Superman shirt and pirate hat. Mainly, I just like the idea of the specially made headphones Sloth needed for his uneven ears when Timbaland invited him into the studio (Beautifully photoshopped by Bird).
In the video below, Timbaland lip synchs the three "hey" notes at seconds 14-16:

"Hey you guys!" by Sloth:

Saturday, October 27, 2007

You know you're jealous.

My email inbox is full of delights today. First the "Daily Show" clip (see below) and now this:

"Hello and Congratulations from 89.3 The Current, We randomly selected your entry, and you've won tickets to see an exclusive interview and performance from Sia on Halloween night."

While you suckers are trick or treating, I'll be seeing Sia!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Joe would be the "poor, sad, opportunistic, bearded dude" on the right

So a few years back I went home for Christmas and ran into my friend Joe. Known him for years. Joe and his wife were counselors for my church youth group all through my middle school and high school years. His father taught my Bible study class. When I asked Joe what he was up to these days, he said,

"I'm a celebrity photojournalist."

I was like, "So, what you're telling me is that you're paparazzi."

Turns out a photo he'd taken of Alyssa Milano was in that week's issue of US Weekly.

Since then, I've received updates on his career from him and other members of my church whenever I'm home. He told me about flying to Hawaii to photograph Matt Leblanc's wedding. When I went home for my sister's baby shower I found out that he'd taken the infamous photo of Britney Spears driving with her baby in her lap! Remember how she blamed that decision on being chased by the paparazzi? Joe was that paparazzi! If you google his last name and his agency, tons of photos come up. Sometimes I flip through People or US Weekly and check the photo credits and find his name.

Just last week I watched the video of Britney Spears running over a photographer's foot just to make sure it wasn't him!

Today I received an email from my mom entitled "Joe on the Daily Show." He was featured in a segment about celebrity "exhaustion." Check it out:

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

She's not even correct. I only get Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off. The Catholics don't give a shit about Jesus at all.

My mother's response when I called her up and said I think I need to quit my job at the Catholic University sooner than I planned because I'm in danger of causing permanent damage to my body as the result of repetitive stress injury?

"But you have so many days off at Christmas."

Well, shit, do I have my priorities wrong. My concern is bowing out before my hands turn into gnarled talons; your concern is my availability at Jesus' birthday party. Who cares if I'm there to open Christmas gifts if I'm physically incapable of opening them?